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'Speeding' Lamborghini seized by police in Newport

Witnesses saw the car speeding in Newport Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Witnesses saw the car speeding in Newport

A Lamborghini driver has had his car seized by police - even though they could not catch him speeding.

Police were called after reports the £180,000 supercar was being driven too fast around Newport.

Traffic officers did not catch the 25-year-old driver speeding in his bright green Lamborghini Huracan - which can go 0-60mph (97km/h) in 2.5 seconds.

But police said he was driving in an "anti-social manner" and confiscated the Italian supercar.

The driver was given a legal warning which meant the car, which has a top speed of 202mph (325km/h), was seized by police on Wednesday night but handed back the following day.

A spokeswoman for Gwent Police said: "The driver was driving in an anti-social manner - speed not recorded but was excessively speeding in a built-up area."

The man was warned his car could be seized again if he is caught for a second time.

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